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Biography

Luis Riesgo is partner-in-charge of the Spain/Latin America region, overseeing the São Paulo, Madrid, and Mexico City offices, and the practices in the region. He is also partner-in-charge of the São Paulo office. He has more than 25 years of experience in advising clients in multijurisdictional M&A in Latin America and Spain, and his experience extends to takeovers, buyouts, private equity transactions, creation of joint ventures, strategic alliances, commercial and industrial agreements, and outsourcing projects.

Luis has served as the lead lawyer in a wide variety of high-profile strategic transactions, including: Orange’s US$4.4 billion acquisition of Jazztel, $7.7 billion acquisition of Amena and the $1.4 billion sale of Orange Dominicana, its subsidiary in the Dominican Republic, and Schibsted's $742 million acquisition of its Latin American and Spanish online classified business. Other clients with which Luis has worked on substantial matters include Chevron, CVC Capital Partners, Dole, Electricité de France, Endesa, Gas Natural, Nextel Communications, Riverside, Santander, Schneider Electric and Sener Grupo de Ingeniería.

His transactional practice spans a range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, energy and renewable energy, infrastructure, internet media and telecommunications. Luis also advises private equity firms in their investments and investment banking firms in their capacity as financial advisors in a variety of M&A transactions and many global companies in how to do business in Latin America.

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